Pharmacist – Part Time
The HURTT Family Health Clinic is a Community Health Clinic Organization is a Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC) and provides healthcare to the neediest of our Orange County, CA community members. The HFHC is looking to add a part time (1-2 days a week) Pharmacist to our growing organization. This position will provide administrative pharmacy services over all clinic four locations in areas of compliance, inventory, utilization management, prior authorizations, and the patient assistance programs. In addition, the Pharmacist will participate in Risk Management and/or Quality Improvement meetings pertaining to the pharmacy department as needed.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Clinic-Wide Pharmacy Oversight
- Develops and Updates the Pharmacy Policies and Procedures in compliance with the California Board of Pharmacy and the California Department of Public Health’s regulations.
- Ensures compliance to the Pharmacy Policies and Procedures.
- Renders clinic pharmacy activities in accordance with local, state, and federal laws, regulations and guidelines of the clinic, policies and procedures, and community standards of practice.
- Leads, models, practices, and ensures clinical excellence in all pharmacy activities at HURTT. Recognizes that the Pharmacy role is one of leadership and involves mentoring staff (RN’s and Providers).
- Participates in in-service education programs for medical and nursing staff as requested.
- Stays abreast of available Pharmaceutical Company’s Patient Assistance Program (PAP) that provides medication access to patients who have no other means to pay for medications.
Clinic Pharmacy Duties
- Inventory management of the emergency medications, clinic administered medications (including controlled substances and their accompanying medication logs), sample medications, patient assistance program (PAP) medications, and the patient dispensed medications utilizing HURTT’s electronic medical record system.
- Monitors 340b pricing and recommends HURTT formulary changes that balance clinical and utilization management priorities.
- Assists in the accounting, destruction, and reconciliation of unused controlled and non-controlled substances as required by state and federal laws.
- Orders, monitors, and tracks medications from distributor to maintain adequate stock for patients.
Quality Improvement and Special Programs
- Participate or delegate participation to another clinic staff member in the Risk Management and Quality Improvement Meetings if agenda items pertain to pharmacy services.
- Creates and implements workflows for clinic staff as needed to improve pharmacy services at HURTT.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Education: Doctorate degree in Pharmacology from an accredited college or university.
- License/Certification: Valid current license to practice as a Registered Pharmacist*** issued by the California State Board of Pharmacy.
- A valid California drivers’ license and acceptable driving record (organization Insurance Coverage requires no more than 2points on MVR)
- Experience: Three (3) or more years of experience working in an acute care or community health clinic setting as a registered pharmacist.
- Full understanding and knowledge on current pharmacology practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines that pertain to community health.
- Experience monitoring and evaluating patients’ drug therapy
- Ability to Interpret and analyze patient specific medical data
- Ability to make competent decisions and solve problems efficiently
- Exercising professional judgment in imparting therapeutic and drug information to prescribers, especially when patient is allergic to drug prescribed or drug-drug interactions
- Identifying and determining which drug on the current formulary could be recommended to patients or purchasing Non-formulary drug
- Dispensing drugs appropriately to prevent potential harm/risk of injury to patient
- Developing improvement pharmacy processes and services to meet client’s needs
- Ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action.
- Ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, visitors, government agencies and the general public.
- Must be able to work with patients with disabilities, behavioral health issues, and at times hostile patients within the clinics.
- Ability to demonstrate effective decision-making by assessing situations accurately, sharing fact-based information, communicating professional opinions clearly and inquiring actively.
- Ability to work autonomously, taking initiative and problem-solving within the scope of a licensed pharmacist.
- Flexibility to perform in an ever-changing work environment with frequent interruptions.
- Knowledge and understand the psychosocial factors involved in administering health service for underserved community and homeless patients.
- Ability to work effectively in a multicultural and socio-economic environment with the ability to treat all with dignity, compassion and respect at all times.
- Knowledge, understanding and ability to provide the basic principles of patient education.
- Ability to foster a safe and confidential environment where people (patients) feel comfortable to share private, pertinent information for effective treatment.
- Demonstrated “detail-approach” to administration, organization and decision-making.
- Excellent ability to communicate effectively in verbal and in written form to patients, coworkers, management, volunteers and visitors in a professional and positive manner.
- Educated on current state laws and regulations regarding community clinic patient care and pharmacy.
- Maintain required licensing / certifications and CME requirements in a timely manner and continuously work on professional development in area of expertise.
- Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality of information regarding organization and patient information as appropriate.
- Self-motivated when working in the team environment and have the ability to work effectively on individual projects when needed.
- Uphold professional integrity as a representative of the of the HURTT Family Health Clinic organization at all times.
- Basic computer knowledge, understanding and skill in Microsoft Office Software programs such as: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Edge.
- Basic Electronic Health/Medical Records (EHR/EMR) database system knowledge (knowledge and skill of eClinicalWorks is preferred but not required)
- Regular timely attendance.
- This position and employment is considered “Essential Employment” and will be expected to continue job duties with flexibility for the HURTT Family Healthcare Clinic during a community crisis, disaster or emergency.
- Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
The Hurtt Clinic is affiliated with the Orange County Rescue Mission, a non-profit; Faith based organization that serves the needs of the low income and homeless community members of Orange County, CA. To officially apply for this position, please go to the HURTT Clinic Employment site www.hurttclinic.org/employment then find the job link to get to the employment portal by taking the link at the bottom of the job description “APPLY HERE”.
Please use a computer to apply, the employment portal was not set up to accommodate mobile devices seem to have problems when applying. You may also request and submit an application be emailed to you or you may pick up an application to complete at our main HR office located at 1 Hope Drive, Tustin, CA 92782. You may submit your application by email, fax (714)566-6461or regular mail (attention Human Resources). This position is open until filled.